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Posted: 4/4/2002 10:12:56 AM EDT
Well, I had to sell my first AR today to pay for brakes and tires for my car. [:(] Really getting tired of being broke. I came to TX so that I can enjoy my love for firearms and so far this is the second I have had to sell to pay for necessities.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 10:17:00 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/4/2002 10:17:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 10:17:50 AM EDT
was it a preban?[:(]
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 10:18:30 AM EDT
You formerkaliprick! How come you didn't call me! There are ways such crapola can be handled. At least you could have run it past the EricTheHunzGunzGuyz to make certain you got the utmost buck for your bang! Let's go eat and drink, we need to commiserate over you loss! Tejas Grill - call me! Jarhead_22 where are you? Eric The(Plano)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 10:23:14 AM EDT
Sorry to hear that. Just remember, YOU are the only one that can change your situation. I was broke 6 years ago. I decided to devote ALL of my time to making money. I did just about anything within reason to earn cash. At the same time my wife and I went on a strict budget and didn't spend on anything that wasn't necessary. I finally found my niche and now we are on easy street. My point is that you CAN do it. Just make up your mind and don't let yourself get side tracked. Most people stay broke because they don't live right. I'm not saying was easy. Just trying to inspire you! Good Luck.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 10:30:13 AM EDT
Similar situation for me yesterday as well. My clothes dryer went tits up and had to buy a new one. I was contemplating a new .44, but this purchase ended that. To pour salt in the wound, the appliance store shares a parking lot with the gun store. [:(]
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 10:35:15 AM EDT
I hear ya, man. My "new upper" turned out to be 2 new tires for the Bronco. Be glad you have a job.
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Link Posted: 4/4/2002 10:47:21 AM EDT
So you had to sacrifice some stopping power to ensure that you have adequate stopping power. That's a shame, but at least you live in a state where you can be reasonably sure of being able to get your AR back, or another one like it, when your finances are looking up. Here in Californistan I'd sell the family jewels (no, not THOSE jewels) before I'd sell any firearm.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 10:49:10 AM EDT
[:(] Well, that's "another" way to get money using your guns. [;)]
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 10:55:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Necromancer: Well, I had to sell my first AR today to pay for brakes and tires for my car. [:(]
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That sucks. I had to sell my tires and brakes off my car to by another AR.[}:D]
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 11:07:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2002 11:07:53 AM EDT by jobux]
Man, is the DFW job situation still so crappy? It's really started to pick up again in Houston. Maybe you moved to the wrong part of Texas Necro. Dallasites aren't real Texans anyway. They all think they're too good for the rest of the state. Besides, Houston has the most & the finest topless bar's in the country...
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 11:08:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By brouhaha: When I saw the title to this thread, I figured one of your porno tapes had gone bad [:D]
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That too [:D] The rifle was not pre-ban. Thank God or else it would have not been sold. Unfortunately it did not go to a member here. I sold it to a pawnshop in Garland. Same place I sold my Glock17. Drinks sounds good ETH, IM coming your way.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 11:11:16 AM EDT
Hopefully you do your own brakes.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 11:15:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Hopefully you do your own brakes.
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I normally do, but my ABS is shot as well. With the pot holes here in TX, my alignment is out of whack too. So it is going in the shop this weekend.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 11:23:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Necromancer: I normally do, but my ABS is shot as well. With the pot holes here in TX, my alignment is out of whack too. So it is going in the shop this weekend.
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Is ABS even necessary? My ABS went out on my blazer due to a simple connector break. The wire broke off the connector. The Dealer said it's $250 just to replace a simple connector (it's all one housing). I asked if they could just resolder the wire back onto the connector. They said that would fix it but that's illegal for them to do that - needs to be replaced since it's a safety feature. For over a month I drove without ABS and it worked just like standard brakes. Later while having other work done at a different repair shop and they found the disconnect and resoldered it back - no charge - without even asking.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 11:28:00 AM EDT
Mine has a different problem. It thinks that I am skidding all the time and pumps my brakes when I do sudden stops.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 12:20:51 PM EDT
OMG! Do you have an AR-15 left? Dude, sounds to me like you need to take a pass on that bargain merlot you drink and save up. Do it for the guns!
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 12:27:35 PM EDT
I just finished an AR the other day- I am expecting something to break very soon....
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 1:08:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 2:03:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2002 2:07:21 PM EDT by Necromancer]
Originally Posted By thedave1164: BTW Pawn shops are the worst place to sell a gun to, pawn it if you have too, but don't sell it there. Troll it at a gun show or sell it online here. I hope they didn't rape you too badly.
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Nah. I sold my Glock17 there and they gave me $450 for it. I bought that for $485 and put about 500rds thru it. This was an ASA post ban kit AR that I had. Built it from scratch except for the upper. Had some dings on the recvr, over 3K rds thru it, I got $450 for it. The whole thing cost me $700
Originally Posted By jobux: Man, is the DFW job situation still so crappy? It's really started to pick up again in Houston. Maybe you moved to the wrong part of Texas Necro. Dallasites aren't real Texans anyway. They all think they're too good for the rest of the state. Besides, Houston has the most & the finest topless bar's in the country...
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I just can't find a job in my field(trading bonds). Also a job where it pays good money period. I am looking all over the country for jobs. I even sent resumes to a firm in MN. BTW ETH, tried calling you back, but your VM kicks in and says your box is full. Another IM coming your way.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 2:16:40 PM EDT
lt...bro, i would have sent ya 6 bones for the ar...and sold it back to you for the same money when ya wanted it back! heheh! i hope you can get it out of pawn!
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 2:30:51 PM EDT
Thank God you didn't have to sell it because of Health Problems..Something to be happy about
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 5:27:47 PM EDT
Sometimes you're the hammer and sometimes you're the nail. Roll with the punches and things will even out in the long run. Been there, done that. You'll be OK and We're all here for ya if you need to vent or commiserate over a beer.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 6:51:33 PM EDT
Are you still driving that GM F-body? Trade that thing in on a Honda! Ps.. Why the screen name change?
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 7:04:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BoWilliams: At the same time my wife and I went on a strict budget and didn't spend on anything that wasn't necessary. ... Most people stay broke because they don't live right.
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Jew's rent: $255/month Jew's food: $90/month Jew's bills: $80/month Jew's gas: $20/month Jew's ammo: $50/month The feeling the Jew has, knowing he need only work 30 hours a week minimum wage, and can spend the rest of the time on the range: PRICELESS. Once again proving my name's worth - and proving that you, too, can live off a $500/month (provision) budget. "[i]Hmm, should I go with the generic "Crispy Rice" cereal for $.50 a pound, or the generic FAMILY size "Snap Crackle Rice" cereal for $.45 a pound? Hmm, let's review the checkbook...[/i]" It can be done!
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 7:25:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan: Are you still driving that GM F-body? Trade that thing in on a Honda! Ps.. Why the screen name change?
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Japanese cars need tire and brakes too. Plus I don't like Jap cars. Only Jap car I would buy would be an NSX and any rotary engines like the RX7. Its all about American and European for this boy. Change my screen name since I really am not doing any type of real trading with this so called brokerage firm that I am at now.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 7:29:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jewbroni: Jew's rent: $255/month Jew's food: $90/month Jew's bills: $80/month Jew's gas: $20/month Jew's ammo: $50/month The feeling the Jew has, knowing he need only work 30 hours a week minimum wage, and can spend the rest of the time on the range: PRICELESS. Once again proving my name's worth - and proving that you, too, can live off a $500/month (provision) budget. "[i]Hmm, should I go with the generic "Crispy Rice" cereal for $.50 a pound, or the generic FAMILY size "Snap Crackle Rice" cereal for $.45 a pound? Hmm, let's review the checkbook...[/i]" It can be done!
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Dude, I'd really like like to have those types of monthly expences. But I gotta have steak!!! LT, My condolances. At least the legp wasn't lost.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 7:30:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2002 7:37:34 PM EDT by Necromancer]
Originally Posted By Jewbroni:
Originally Posted By BoWilliams: At the same time my wife and I went on a strict budget and didn't spend on anything that wasn't necessary. ... Most people stay broke because they don't live right.
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Jew's rent: $255/month Jew's food: $90/month Jew's bills: $80/month Jew's gas: $20/month Jew's ammo: $50/month The feeling the Jew has, knowing he need only work 30 hours a week minimum wage, and can spend the rest of the time on the range: PRICELESS. Once again proving my name's worth - and proving that you, too, can live off a $500/month (provision) budget. "[i]Hmm, should I go with the generic "Crispy Rice" cereal for $.50 a pound, or the generic FAMILY size "Snap Crackle Rice" cereal for $.45 a pound? Hmm, let's review the checkbook...[/i]" It can be done!
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The problem is that I took a 1/3 of my salary as a paycut to come to TX. Sure rent was cheaper, and no state income tax. However, I still had the same car payment and credit card bills as I had in CA. After having been unemployed for 5mos. that cleaned out the savings too and maxed out credit cards. Its was just a bad decision on my part to jump at the chance to leave CA and not consider the consequences of the paycut. Believe me I have cut back quite a bit. I eat at home 5-7 days a week for dinner, as opposed to when I was in CA where I always ate out. I don't date anymore, not by choice, but TX womenz are repulsed by me. Which I guess is good since I'm broke. I don't go out every weekend anymore. Whereas when I was in CA I use to party at least 2X a week. I seem to eat a lot of SPAM and Top Ramen noodles these days. I bring lunch in about 2-3X a week, and I don't buy/eat breakfast. Basically a nite and day change of lifestyle from CA to TX. For the worse at that.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 7:38:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 7:39:22 PM EDT
IMHO you should stick with LT. That's what we all know you as. Heck, until a few days ago I didn't know who this Necromancer character was. How'd someone get that many posts without me hearing of them. Doesn't matter if your not doing the work. I think you'll always be LT to us. Do I need to start a poll on you changing it back? [;)] BTW, what the heck does that mean? See ya' [b]LT[/b]. [:D]
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 7:44:36 PM EDT
Well after reading these posts I am glad I am not alone. Thanks guys. [:)] It was a tough decision. The Saiga AK, The LEGP or the my first AR that I built with my own hands. I went with the longest owned. I hope the Saiga doesn't have to go.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 8:29:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2002 8:30:36 PM EDT by jobux]
LT, I ran a search at hotjobs.com for Houston jobs under the term "trader" & got this opening w/ E-Trade: As a 7/63 licensed and knowledgeable broker, a complete understanding of the securities and banking industry is required. Computer literacy including familiarity with online services, PC skills, and touch screen technologies are integral to this position as well as a BA/BS preferably in business administration, marketing, finance, or a related field. Try the search yourself. Maybe it's up your alley, I don't know. Haven't checked Monster.com or headhunter.net yet - got a good interview lead through headhunter yesterday. Just trying to help. You should look into Houston, Corpus, or Austin. Texas coastal womenz are more laid back than the snooty Dallasites. Not to mention that our wonderful brown water might help w/ the Cali. homesickness.
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